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From Michael Pigott <mpigott.subscripti...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Unions Only Allow One Map, Even If Values Are Different?
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:55:26 GMT
Huh.  Thanks Sean!
Mike
On Aug 5, 2014 4:09 PM, "Sean Busbey" <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike!
>
> Yep, the specification calls out that only those types that are named
> (records, enums, and fixed) can occur multiple times in a union[1].
>
> [1]: http://avro.apache.org/docs/1.7.7/spec.html#Unions
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Michael Pigott <
> mpigott.subscriptions@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>     I looked through the JIRA tickets but I did not find one that matched
>> what I just ran into - unions can't have multiple maps, even if each one
>> has a different value type?  Automatic-map-generation is the last feature
>> I'm adding to AVRO-457 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-457> (before
>> Avro -> XML conversion) and I was surprised that two maps, each with
>> different value types, could not co-exist in a union.  Is this on purpose?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Mike
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Sean
>

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